The "Super G" was the most successful version of the Lockheed Super Constellations and one of the last great piston-engine airliners. Soon after the plane's introduction, it became clear that airlines would invest in jet aircraft.

For long range operations, the Super G could be fitted with extra wingtip tanks increasing the fuel capacity by two-thirds more than the original "Connie" models. The first flight of the G-model Constellation was on December 7, 1954 and it was introduced to commercial service by Northwest Airlines on July 1, 1955. The Super G was a popular choice among the airlines with 42 being flown by domestic carriers and 59 by foreign airlines.

This airplane was delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1954. After a career flying passenger and later cargo, the aircraft was briefly converted into a cocktail lounge and lunch delicatessen in Toronto, Canada.

The Museum's Constellation is currently on view in the Airpark.

Serial Number:
4544
Registration:
CF-TGE
Wingspan:
123.42ft
Length:
114ft
Height:
25ft
Wing Area:
1 654.00ft²
Empty Weight:
73,016lbs
Gross Weight:
137,500lbs
Maximum Speed:
370mph
Cruise Speed:
305mph
Power Plant:
Four Wright R-3350 3,250 h.p. radial engines
Range:
4,140miles

The "Super G" was the most successful version of the Lockheed Super Constellations and one of the last great piston-engine airliners. Soon after the plane's introduction, it became clear that airlines would invest in jet aircraft.

For long range operations, the Super G could be fitted with extra wingtip tanks increasing the fuel capacity by two-thirds more than the original "Connie" models. The first flight of the G-model Constellation was on December 7, 1954 and it was introduced to commercial service by Northwest Airlines on July 1, 1955. The Super G was a popular choice among the airlines with 42 being flown by domestic carriers and 59 by foreign airlines.

This airplane was delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1954. After a career flying passenger and later cargo, the aircraft was briefly converted into a cocktail lounge and lunch delicatessen in Toronto, Canada.

The Museum's Constellation is currently on view in the Airpark.

Serial Number:
4544
Registration:
CF-TGE
Wingspan:
123.42ft
Length:
114ft
Height:
25ft
Wing Area:
1 654.00ft²
Empty Weight:
73,016lbs
Gross Weight:
137,500lbs
Maximum Speed:
370mph
Cruise Speed:
305mph
Power Plant:
Four Wright R-3350 3,250 h.p. radial engines
Range:
4,140miles